Amal Alamuddin joins UNICEF and Foreign Secretary Hague to discuss protection of children in conflict zones

28.05.14 | |

Yesterday, Amal Alamuddin met with Foreign Secretary William Hague and a group of leading female campaigners to discuss how to drive forward international action to protect children in conflict zones from rape and sexual violence. The group included UNICEF UK Deputy Executive Director Anita Tiessen, Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC, and Mumsnet Campaign Manager Rowan Davies.

 

The meeting comes ahead of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, which is to be held at London’s Excel Centre from 10 to 13 June 2014. The summit is part of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative launched by the Foreign Secretary in 2012, which is aimed at strengthening international efforts to respond to sexual violence in conflict zones. Amal Alamuddin is a member of the multidisciplinary Team of Experts established on behalf of the FCO.

 

See UNICEF coverage of the meeting here  and a photo of the meeting is available here

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